Negated wrote:Some of the anti-occupy mob are probably hired from mainland, but many are actually from HK. The triads have interests in many shops in Mong Kok area and the protests affect their income. The clashes were pretty much inevitable.
You can't ignore the possibility that someone hired the triads. Should be an easy thing to do.
Negated wrote:There are also genuine pro-Beijing people in HK.
True, but I believe there isn't a significant number of these people who would resort to violence. I think they simply cheered outside for the assaulters without getting involved themselves. The assaulters are from I-don't-know-where. (Just a guess, though)